5 Best Things to Do This Week: September 3 – 8
Hand-picked events and happenings you won't want to miss.
Come out for a fully immersive and elevated experience hosted at Stemple Creek Ranch. This working cattle ranch embodies the future of sustainable, organic farming. Organizers are bringing together the game changers and rule breakers in all areas of health, agriculture, mindfulness and the healing arts for a day of conversation and inspiration. This one-day summit supports a consumer-driven movement to help tip the balance toward ensuring better policies in the food system and beyond. An overnight glamping experience is also available for an additional fee.
Looking to give back? Want to make a difference in your community? Have service hours you need to complete? Come to the Marin Volunteer Fair and meet with local nonprofits representing a wide range of issue areas — from health, to animal welfare, to environmentalism and more. Enjoy food and entertainment, all while connecting with nonprofit organizations one-on-one. The volunteer fair is the perfect way to get involved and find work you are excited about doing.
Do you have a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit card or debit card? If so, get ready to flash your plastic for a taste of culture this upcoming weekend — at no cost. Cardholders get free admission to six Bay Area museums the first weekend of every month including the Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young, and Legion of Honor in San Francisco as well as the Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland. Current exhibitions at the Legion of Honor include Early Rubens and Strange Days: Dada, Surrealism, and the Book, while the de Young offers Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin and Specters of Disruption among others. If you have a tattoo, you get a discount at the de Young! Click “+Add code” under “Coupons” when reserving online and enter the promo code below that corresponds with your ink, then click “Apply.” Share your tattoo using #ArtoftheTattoo for a chance to be featured in the museum. Offer valid July 13 – September 8. Please be prepared to verify onsite.
- Full body ink — Enter FLASH100 for FREE admission
- Full sleeve — Enter FLASH50 for 50% off your ticket
- Any tattoo — Enter FLASH5 for $5 off your ticket
Producers Anne and Jon Fox of San Rafael take great pride in bringing this legendary event to their home town each year. They will again be presenting two preliminary round shows on consecutive Saturdays, so fans will have the opportunity to enjoy the entire field of amazing talent vying for $15,000 in prize money and untold glory. Each contestant will perform their very best five to seven-minute set, hosted by a former finalist. Past participants in this important showcase include the likes of Dana Carvey, Ellen DeGeneres, Marc Maron, Patton Oswalt, Paula Poundstone, Rory Shovel, Wanda Sykes, Jimmy O. Yang and, of course, the one-and-only Robin Williams.
Listen to live French music, grab a tasty crêpe, greet your favorite exhibitor with “Bonjour”, and come home with a keeper or two this Sunday. This popular antique market brings together shoppers, treasure hunters, collectors, decorators, and dozens of quality vendors with booths filled to the brim with great bargains and unique collectibles. Whether you are a passionate antique enthusiast, a collector of vintage oddities, or redecorating, the market will not let you down — with its unique mix of repurposed vintage furnishings, up-cycled architectural salvage, estate and vintage jewelry, retro décor, cottage chic, textured linens, historical maps, tempting ephemera and more.
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Kasia Pawlowska loves words. A native of Poland, Kasia moved to the States when she was seven. The San Francisco State University creative writing graduate went on to write for publications like the San Francisco Bay Guardian and KQED Arts among others prior to joining the Marin Magazine staff. Topics Kasia has covered include travel, trends, mushroom hunting, an award-winning series on social media addiction, and loads of other random things. When she’s not busy blogging or researching and writing articles, she’s either at home writing postcards and reading or going to shows. Recently, Kasia has been trying to branch out and diversify, ie: use different emojis. Her quest for the perfect chip is a never-ending endeavor.